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Dallas streetcar project cleared to proceed

Rail| August 1, 2011
The 1.6-mile streetcar project is a collaborative endeavor involving the North Central Texas Council of Governments, City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), as well as the FTA.

AC Transit: Labor decisions save $7M

Bus| August 1, 2011
Employees will contribute 10 percent of the cost of their monthly medical and dental insurance premiums and receive one less paid holiday.
Motorcoach| August 1, 2011

D.C. Union Station group, coach operators reach agreement

The new agreement will enable passengers to board and disembark from the safe, weather-protected Union Station bus deck, improve access to other transportation and retail options available at Union Station, and reduce congestion in the District by moving buses off of busy city streets.
Bus| July 29, 2011

TriMet creates 2 diversity-focused positions

Johnell Bell has been selected as the agency's director of diversity and transit equity. In a newly created role, Martin Gonzalez, a TriMet employee since 2007, will serve as multicultural program manager.
Rail| July 29, 2011

FRA releases high-speed rail grants to Iowa, Nev.

Part of an effort to develop an integrated passenger rail network. The Iowa DOT received $400,000 to develop a freight and passenger rail transportation model which will expand on an existing statewide travel demand model. The Nevada DOT received $640,000 to fund the completion of the Nevada State Rail Plan.
Bus| July 29, 2011

VeriFone to provide N.Y. MTA bus tracking

VeriFone will provide ruggedized on-bus hardware, software development, project management, installation, and warranty and maintenance services across Staten Island's fleet of buses.
Bus| July 28, 2011

Riverside, Calif. adds solar power to bus stops

As part of the campaign, posts at selected bus stops are crowned with a solar panel that charges a battery that powers the light-emitting diode, or LED, fixtures.
Rail| July 28, 2011

Westcode tapped for Metrolinx HVAC systems

The up to 36 systems — 24 in base order — will feature state-of-the-art microprocessor controls and be designed and manufactured at Westcode's West Chester, Pa facility.
Bus| July 28, 2011

Chicago transit to add 50 police officers

Agency is investing $10 million to hire the officers, which will come from the Chicago Police Academy. The investment is part of the Mayor Emanuel’s ongoing commitment to bring more police officers to every neighborhood of Chicago.
Accessibility| July 28, 2011

Report: Crumbling transportation infrastructure could cost U.S. $3.1 trillion

In 2010, deficiencies in America’s roads, bridges, and transit systems cost American households and businesses more than $129 billion, including approximately $97 billion in vehicle operating costs, $32 billion in delays in travel time, $1.2 billion in safety costs, and $590 million in environmental costs.

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